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Phantom of the Opera, The

     
Phantom of the Opera, The
(1910) a book by the French writer Gaston Leroux about a frightening man whose face has been disfigured (=injured in an ugly way) and who wears a mask to hide it. He kidnaps a beautiful opera singer because he loves her. Several films and plays have been based on the story.

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